Definition of Crossroads in English :

Define Crossroads in English

Crossroads meaning in English

Meaning of Crossroads in English

Pronunciation of Crossroads in English

Crossroads pronunciation in English

Pronounce Crossroads in English


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1. crossroads, hamlet

a community of people smaller than a village

2. critical point, crossroads, juncture

a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made

Example Sentences:
'at that juncture he had no idea what to do'
'he must be made to realize that the company stands at a critical point'

3. crossroads

a point where a choice must be made

Example Sentences:
'Freud's work stands at the crossroads between psychology and neurology'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of crossroads
noun (functioning as singular)
an area or the point at which two or more roads cross each other
the point at which an important choice has to be made (esp in the phrase at the crossroads)

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1. A road that intersects another road.
2. crossroads (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
a. A place where two or more roads meet.
b. A small, usually rural community situated at an intersection of two or more roads: asked for directions at a remote crossroads.
c. A place that is centrally located: "Even after the effective end of the French empire in Africa by 1960, Paris remained a crossroads for African students and diplomats" (Tyler Stovall).
d. A crucial point: "At midlife, couples are at a crossroads of change, just as individuals are" (Judith Wallerstein).

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